The Emergence walrus ivory earrings highlight a single mother of pearl blossom as it unfurls toward the sun—an exquisite image that encapsulates nature's grace and regenerative power.
Many Zealandia jewelry designs are directly inspired by nature and the wonderful images we see around us daily. These fossilized ivory and silver mother of pearl earrings tell the story of first light when the sun's rays touch and awaken a sleeping blossom. The lines and accents in the carved ivory earrings coalesce to create a set that wears like a pair of delicate charms—a touch of the natural world to complete your look.
The flower petals are carved from luminous mother of pearl, which catches the 14kt gold fill highlights, making them glow. A fine mixed metal treatment of sterling silver and gold fill evoke the flower's delicate silhouette, and a fossilized ivory sun in warm earth tones set above the flower finishes this pastoral pair.
The sun is hand carved from fossilized walrus ivory, which is between 500 and 3,000 years old. Much of the walrus ivory's long life is spent underground where it lies buried for centuries, accreting a range of colors from warm cream to deep cocoa. It is an important cultural and indigenous economic resource for the Native peoples who gather it for carving, sale, and trade. Fossilized walrus ivory's relative scarcity and age-old story make it a highly desirable accent in fossilized ivory jewelry and artisan crafts.
Pair our Emergence fossilized walrus ivory earrings with the coordinating Emergence carved ivory pendant for a complete set!